Quilt No.472FN - Flora Noyce

Flora Noyce
Owner: 
Flora Noyce
Location: 
VIC Northern
Maker
Maker: 
Mary-Anne Weir
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Log cabin quilt consisting of 36 blocks each 200mm square. Light and dark arrangement with a variety of small patterned cotton materials (floral, spotted, striped) and plains. The blocks are hand stitched on to fine cotton and then joined by machine. There is a 120mm double gathered frill of floral cotton with a beige background. The backing is 2 pieces of cream cotton with repeat floral and musical motifs interspersed with forget me nots.
1500 x 1500mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Mary-Anne Weir probably before 1890 at Glenlogie near Elmhurst Vic. where she lived with her husband William. They were married in 1880.
It was then owned by the daughters of Mary-Anne, the youngest died 1976, aged 84 years. It is now owned by Flora Noyce, daughter of Elsie Weir. It is not used.

Story: 

The family knew the quilt was on the bed every Sunday when Mary-Anne and William lived at Glen Logie.
"The youngest of Mary-Anne's children rescued this quilt from the 'Red Cross rag bag' about 1950 when an older sister was cleaning out cupboards." [Flora Noyce 8.12.98]

Remains of cottage built by William Weir c.1880
Remains of cottage built by William Weir c.1880
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